Call for Expressions for Interest – Artist led city community engagement cultural mapping interventions

Open Source Stirling is a partnership initiative aimed at mapping, animating and evolving a connected city identity for Stirling that recognises the place of culture and supports creative economies to thrive. The programme will creating new opportunities for culture, attract investment and grow civic pride in the City of Stirling through transparent and collaborative independent and community action.

Open Source Stirling logo

Open Source Stirling logo

 We are looking for artists/artist-led events with a strong public and/or socially engaged practice to develop small community engagement research projects which support creative mapping of Stirling’s cultural assets and aspirations on the key theme of digital mapping to include accessible iconography, use of digital technology and social media platforms. 

The interventions will need to take place before August 2014 and artists are encouraged to pitch for up to £500 to realise their project. Artists will require PVG checks. An intensive week of project activity is being planned for 9th -13th June where some events may be particularly helpful. Artists who apply must demonstrate a connection to living or working in Stirling, or directly to the Open Source Stirling project.

 Open Source Stirling is an inaugural project of P3 - The Peoples’ Place Partnership.

P3  is an emerging partnership of independent creative agencies committed to creating new mechanisms and collaborations between public, private and cultural organisations to underpin the city's future cultural identity.

 The partnership currently consists of:

Artlink Central http://artlinkcentral.org/

Creative Stirling http://creativestirling.org/

And Icecream Architecture http://icecreamarchitecture.com/

 The project is funded under Creative Scotland’s Cultural Economy Fund for Sustainable Development with support from Stirling Council and the University of Stirling.

 Please submit queries and/or proposals via email to info@artlinkcentral.org by 5pm on the 5th June 2014.

 Please download a full brief by clicking here.

David McQuattComment